Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00am
Friday, May 10, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will award more than 7,400 degrees at the Undergraduate, Graduate and Stockbridge School of Agriculture commencements on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will be the featured speaker at the 149th Undergraduate Commencement on May 10 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The governor will... Read more

Governor Charlie Baker
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 8:00am
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – Governor Charlie Baker, the 72nd governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will be the featured speaker at the Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

The governor will address an... Read more

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – The Human Service Forum and UMass Amherst University Without Walls collaborate on the Human Service Forum Back-to-College Night. This FREE event is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, March 13th from 4PM-7PM at the UMass Center in Downtown Springfield.  Local colleges and universities will be sharing information about their night, weekend, online, and continuing... Read more

Marty Meehan speaking
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am
Monday, March 4, 2019

University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan will present the annual State of the University address this afternoon at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston.  During the address, President Meehan will offer a candid assessment of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the University of Massachusetts.  It will be Meehan's third State of the University address.... Read more

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
Monday, September 10, 2018

BOSTON – For the third straight year, the University of Massachusetts was one of the only public university systems in the nation to have all of its undergraduate campuses ranked as National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list.

The prestigious National University designation is reserved for comprehensive universities that offer undergraduate, master’s and... Read more

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

By Diane Lederman (Featured on 

AMHERST - University of Massachusetts Law and Public Policy Librarian Lisa Di Valentino... Read more

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
Friday, July 13, 2018

WORCESTER — Meeting its goal to hold tuition increases at or below the rate of inflation, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted today to increase tuition rates by 2.5 percent, or an average of $351 per student, for in-state undergraduate students at UMass for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Across the four undergraduate campuses — Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and... Read more

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm
Friday, June 22, 2018

BOSTON — The UMass Board of Trustees on Wednesday officially appointed Katherine Newman interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston effective July 1, with Chairman of the Board of Trustees Rob Manning and UMass President Marty Meehan praising the appointment.

“In Katherine Newman, UMass Boston is getting a leader with the academic background, leadership skills and... Read more

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Thursday, June 21, 2018

BOSTON — Eight high-achieving University of Massachusetts students have been awarded $5,000 scholarships by the James J. Karam Scholarship Fund.

Established in 2013, the fund is named for local businessman James Karam, who served nearly 10 years on the UMass Board of Trustees, including four years as chairman, and championed high-quality, affordable education during his tenure.

“... Read more

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:00am
Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer learning isn’t just for students.  Some educators carve out time during their summer vacations to brush up on their skills--like mathematics, social studies, science, and writing.

In July area teachers will return to downtown Springfield for specialized training. The Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP) is hosting its Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) at the... Read more